Bengaluru: Healthcare begin-up 1mg technologies Pvt. Ltd has appointed former Zomato govt Tanmay Saksena as its chief operating officer, the enterprise stated in a assertion.
The high-profile rent comes slightly weeks after 1mg introduced that the employer had raised Rs.a hundred crore in a chain B funding spherical from Maverick Capital Ventures, the venture capital arm of us–based hedge fund Maverick Capital, besides existing investors Sequoia Capital and Omidyar network.
The clean funds will give 1mg more ammunition to stave off competition from Sequoia Capital-sponsoredPracto technologies Pvt. Ltd, which is also the pleasant-funded homegrown healthcare begin-up, having raised $124 million from investors such as Tencent, Sofina, Google Capital and Altimeter Capital.
1mg raised $6 million from Sequoia Capital, Intel Capital, Omidyar network and Deep Kalra, co-founder oftravel portal MakeMyTrip, in April final year.
Saksena, who became the worldwide commercial enterprise head, on line food ordering, at Zomato Media Pvt. Ltd, had earlier labored as vice-president of studio operations at Disney Interactive Mediaorganization in Palo Alto and Unilever in India.
“we’re at a point from where we intend to unexpectedly boost up our growth to create India’s largestcommunity of healthcare offerings. Tanmay’s deep experience in constructing scalable consumerinternet corporations at each Zomato and Disney might be very valuable in our adventure ahead,” statedPrashant Tandon, founder and chief govt at 1mg.
1mg become earlier called HealthkartPlus, the general drug seek commercial enterprise of Healthkart, an online supplier of health products run through vivid Lifecare Pvt. Ltd. In April ultimate year, HealthkartPlus became spun off into a separate entity and rebranded 1mg.